Craig joined Bradford Allen in 2007 and is a senior managing director with the firm. In 2014, he was elected to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. With over thirty successful years in the commercial real estate industry, Craig brings a wealth of experience to his role at Bradford Allen.
A seasoned and highly motivated professional, Craig expertly assists clients with relocations, expansions, and dispositions of excess space for a variety of entrepreneurial and mid-size businesses. He is dedicated to understanding his clients’ business operations and requirements. By gathering this information, Craig is able devise creative, client-specific real estate solutions. Craig is committed to helping not-for-profit organizations, such as Heartland Health Organization, Thresholds, and TPAN. As not-for-profit organizations are often underrepresented, he uses his expertise in commercial real estate and his aggressive negotiation skills on their behalf.
Craig has successfully represented both tenants and landlords in various transactions. For example, he assisted MainStreet Advisors in completing an expansion that nearly doubled their office size, while simultaneously subleasing the company’s smaller, former headquarters. Over the years, Ajinomoto Heartland and Ajinomoto Food Ingredients have also turned to Craig for numerous lease transactions in which he helped double the size of their O’Hare location as well as relocate and expand their location in Itasca, Illinois. Overall, he has closed over 1000 transactions, valued in excess of $350 million, and has represented his clients in more than 3,000,000 square feet of leasing and sales transactions.
Craig lives in Andersonville with his husband and their two border collies. He stays active by working out and weight training and focuses on living a healthy lifestyle. He attended the University of Illinois and is an avid fan of all Chicago sports.
Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in the State of Illinois
President, Chicago Business Network (CBN)
Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA)
Chicago Networking Group (CNG)
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Member, Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame (2014)
Legal Council for Health Justice (Board of Ambassadors)
Former board member, Chicago House